High School Special Education

Middletown, DE 19709, US
Dec 05, 2017
Grade Level
High School
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Position Summary: MOT is a small school on a mission to provide a world class learning experience to our students. As a Special Education teacher you will engage and support students to develop their ability to solve problems and contribute to their communities as enlightened and responsible citizens. You will be a leader in identifying and recognizing the needs of exceptional learners and be responsible to develop IEP's, monitor progress with and be responsive to students' needs in order to implement plans and collaborate with classroom teachers to meet learning goals.

Planning and preparation
  • Maintain expertise in content standards and proficient in aligning curriculum to the Common Core as well as MOT Charter standards.
  • Work within the established curriculum and jointly plan with the grade level team to ensure that the students with IEP's have access to instruction.
  • Stay current in research relating to best instructional practices and meeting student needs.
  • Maintain current knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to students with disabilities.
  • In collaboration with administrators and teachers, augment course content to meet student needs and achieve MOT Charter School's academic goals.
  • Be conversant in the learning standards from all disciplines to enhance cross content integration.
  • Plan and prepare lessons with the teacher to meet the needs of the students served through special education.
  • Prepare instructional materials to meet accommodations and/or modifications of student IEPs.
  • Effectively plan and organize for instruction by sharing information and insight about student growth and needs with the regular education teacher.

Instruction and Student Achievement
  • Share a commitment to the success of the mission, goals, and objectives of the MOT Charter School.
  • Support and fully participate in a school culture that focuses on student learning by advocating for the needs of exceptional children.
  • Support the classroom by offering content and instruction that ensures student achievement of school's academic standards.
  • Support individual or small group student needs within the classroom inclusion setting.
  • Support a school philosophy that values continuous learning for adults tied into student learning.
  • Support the use of multiple sources of data collection to analyze student achievement and to improve instruction.
  • Support all efforts to provide opportunities for parents and others in the community to be involved in student and school success.
  • Use creative instructional methods and procedures and adapt effectively to unusual situations.
  • Identify and use resources effectively to support learning activities in the classroom.

Performance Standards and Professional Responsibilities
  • Guide the student learning process toward achievement of curriculum goals.
  • Assist students in accomplishing personal learning plans.

  • Communicate regularly with administration, teachers, and parents about the needs and progress of the student.
  • Maintain communication logs and progress monitoring data for each student in your caseload.
  • Update and maintain all records for special education students and comply with all state and federal regulations.
  • Use accepted data sources, classroom observation, and input from parents, teachers, and associated school professionals to develop IEP's that work towards academic, social, and behavioral growth for individual students.
  • Conduct IEP meetings that are responsive to student's needs, respectful and inclusive of the parents and their concerns, and in compliance with all MOT and State of Delaware processes and procedures.
  • Motivate students to achieve at their highest level of ability and potential.
  • Set high expectations and demonstrate sensitivity to different learning styles.
  • Demonstrate genuine concern for students in a climate characterized by high personal and student expectations.
  • Promote good citizenship through actions as a role model.
  • Use technology effectively for instruction, record keeping and other administrative tasks, and communications.
  • Share responsibility for professional and cooperative staff relations.
  • Continually strive to improve teaching techniques and interpersonal relationships.
  • Adhere to all school policies as outlined in the Family Handbook and the Employee Manual.
  • Identify and participate in professional development opportunities.
  • In all respects, support the school, the school's mission and the school's leadership.
  • Collaborate with other faculty, students and parents to provide a positive experience for students.
  • Build community by participating in school events.
  • Serve as an advisor or coach to at least one student club, organization or athletic team.
  • Support a school culture of excellence.
  • Display pride in being a member of the MOT Charter School team by displaying positive behavior.
  • Attend and actively participate in faculty meetings and on committees as requested.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Certified in Secondary Special Education
  • Current continuing license
  • 3 years of experience of successful teaching students with disabilities at the high school level

Other Required Skills & Abilities:
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Outlook and in the use of a student information system
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and tools
  • Ability to accurately and timely respond to requests and deadlines.

Disclaimer: This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of this position. It is not intended to limit, or in any way to modify, the right of any supervisor to assign, direct or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The use of a particular illustration shall not be used to exclude non listed duties of similar kind or level of difficulty.

Job Posting Link: https://motcharter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/High-School-Special-Education-Teacher.pdf

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